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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1917.
Exultation, laudation, cremation!
Cement was first put on the market
in England. It was still being im
ported into this country in 1875. It
was at this time that the use of Port
land cement in the United States
came into commercial prominence.
When the product was first placed
on the market in competition with
that which was being imported from
England and Germany, a good price
was being demanded. However, pro
duction in excess of demand soon re
sulted and it proved a big factor in
the price cutting that followed.
The second and most important rea
son for declining prices was due to
an improvement in the methods of
manufacture. From 1890 up to the
present time there have been con
stant improvements, the use of more
economical fuel, the invention of bet
ter and more efficient machinery. The
price of cement by the barrel fell to a
minimum in 1915, when the price was
not a thiid of what it had been when
manufacture in this country first be
gan. In 1880 the price stood at $3 a
barrel, while in 1915 it had dropped to
The popularity of the product as a
building material may be shown in
figures. In a period of fifteen years
the cement output in the United
States has increased from 17,000,000
barels to 95,000,000. This is an in
crease of over 600 per cent.
W T ith a steel product which it is ex
tremely difficult to secure at the
present time, there is a greater de
mand for cement to replace steel to
Dinks —What’s been your luck fish
mss—Remarkable. Everyone has
beer neiievmg the stories I’ve been
All Should Keep Books.
Probably the most expensive error
usually made by our farmers is the
failure to keep books that will enable
them, at any time, to tell whether they
are doing business at a profit or loss.
Many of our farmers can’t tell at the
end of tne year whether they have
made money or lost money. Should
any other business be conducted In this
manner, nothing but failure would be
Cigar Lighters In Italy.
The Italian substitute for the neat
and convenient cigar lighter found in
every American cigar store is a long
rope lighted and placed outside of the
tobacco shop. It is made of cheap
hemp, of rope waste, and even of rags
twisted roughly into shape and held
together by strings of twine. The im
provised lighter is made by the store
keeper himself. Popular Science
On a Roller.
A list of telephone numbers that can
be fastened to an instrument and
which is manipulated like a shade on
a spring roller has been patented.
Read the News.
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Start of foot race. Jackies of the navy keep* up physical fitness
under Y. M. C. A. director of athletics.
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Stunt night at Camp Douglas, Wis. Boxing bout under direction
of Y. M. C. A. director of athletics.
American soldiers playing the great American game “Somewhere
Soldiers find great pleasure in the new game of Volley Ball, as
played under direction of the Y. M. C. A. athletic director.
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Soldiers at Army Camp Watching Moving Picture Show.
Attend Massmeeting at Turner Opera House
on THURSDAY EVENING, November a man
from overseas will speak on the work of the Y. M. C. A.
Lei’s Call a Spade
"O EM EM BEK the Crusades—
Not all the punishments of war
fall on those who are killed and
maimed on the battle front. Neither
are they visited alone on those who
suffer property loss in the destruc
tion of homes and business, nor all
ONE of the Big and Awful
Burdens wili come to us as
people, to our children and our
children’s children, when our own
flesh and blood returns to us at the
close of the war.
THAT the Sins of the Father
Are Visited Upon the Sons,
even unto the third generation, is as
true today as of old. And all flesh
is weak. Don’t think that our boys
are different from the boys of our
allies. The temptation of the soldier
is in proportion to his distance from
npO WIN This War we must
keep the boys fit to fight.
TO ENJOY the Fruits of victory
we must keep them fit to come
The soldier In a foreign land must have the things that will take
the place of the restraints of home.
He must have wholesome recreation, athletics, amusements, read
ing material, books, magazines and newspapers, and moving pictures
to keep him In touch with the civilization he has left behind.
He must have a place to spend his idle hours—a cheery, whole
some place that is always open and where he is always welcome.
He must be reminded of home and must be given the opportunity
to write home and to hear from home. That's the tie that binds.
He must have reinforcements for the moral fiber that sustains the
high purpose of his work and sacrifice—reinforcements for the inner
powers, the control from within, the self-mastery from which is born
the high courage that constitutes the morale of an army.
All these things are supplied by the war work of the Y. M. C. A.
at the battle front.
Let us delegate to these proven men the work of saving to the
nation the manhood of the American army.
But let us recognize also that it is OUR work the Y. M. C. A. is
We can furnish the money. The budget calls for $35,000,000.
That, is not too much to pay for the service we will get, and arc
The money we furnish is not for the Y. M. C. A.—lt is money for
the sold'er—money to be spent to keep him fit to fight and fit to come
WE MUST. WE WILL.
Night Life in The Army?
Idle Hours of The Soldiers?
Where is your boy tonight?
Help us to keep him fit.
Fit to fight, fit to come home?
Soldiers Watching Open-Air Vaudeville at Army Camp.
Artillerymen get lessons in trigonometry from teachers in Y. M.
C. A. building at U. S. Army camp.
Outdoor religious service at Fort Sheridan, 111. One of many re
ligious services held in open air at army camps by Y. M. C. A.
Library Corner in Y. M, C. A. building at an army camp. Here
the soldier finds books, magazines and newspapers.
The Nation-wide Campaign for this
lird is being carried on during the week
of November 12.